Monday, June 30, 2014

[New Music] Jennifer Hudson "Its Your World" feat R Kelly

Following her electric performance at the 2014 BET Awards, last night, R&B singer Jennifer Hudson releases her brand new single called "Its Your World." It features the "King of R&B" R Kelly and its produced by House Music legend Terry Hunter. Listen to Jennifer Hudson's brand new track "Its Your World" after the jump and don't forget to check out snippets from her upcoming album below as well. 

[New Music] Chris Brown "Flames" feat Rick Ross & Usher

Following his dope performance at the 2014 BET Awards, Superstar singer Chris Brown releases new single called "Flames." It features Rick Ross and Usher and its ready for your enjoyment. Press play.


[Video] T.I. & Iggy Azalea Perform "No Mediocre" At BET Awards 2014

Returning back to the BET Awards, T.I. hit the stage last night at the Nokia Theatre to perform his latest track "No Mediocre" with Iggy Azalea. Afterwards, Iggy stuck around on stage to perform her latest smash "Fancy." Watch T.I. and Iggy after the jump and don't forget to leave your comments. 

[Video] August Alsina, Trey Songz, & Chris Brown Perform At BET Awards 2014

Last night, New Orleans native August Alsina celebrated big last night at the 2014 BET Awards. After taking home 'Best New Artist' and 'Viewers Choice Award,' August squashed his beef with his friend Trey Songz and hit the stage together to perform "I Luv This" accompanied by Chris Brown. Later, Trey Songz stuck around to perform his latest track "Na Na." Watch full performance after the jump. 

[Video] Nicki Minaj "Pills N Potions" At BET Awards 2014

Representing YMCMB, Nicki Minaj proved why she's BET's Female Hip Hop Artist of 2014 last night at Nokia Theatre. Making a wild entrance, Nicki hit the stage on a motorcycle performing "Chiraq" followed by her latest single "Pills N Potions." Watch performance below. Pink Print coming soon.

[Video] Usher Performs "Good Kisser" At BET Awards 2014

Returning back to the BET Awards, Superstar singer Usher performed last night at the Nokia Theatre with a medley full of hits. Afterwards, he hit the audience with his latest single "Good Kisser" before leaving the stage. Watch Usher's performance after the jump and don't forget to leave comments.  

[Video] Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, & Tyga "Loyal" At BET Awards 2014

Despite facing all his legal problems, Chris Brown didn't let that stop him for having fun at the BET Awards. Last night, he hit the stage at the Nokia Theatre to perform his smash hit "Loyal" with Tyga and Weezy. Watch C Breezy take the stage after the jump and don't forget to leave your comments. 

[Video] Jhene Aiko Joins John Legend On Stage At BET Awards 2014

Captivating the audience with his soulful sound, R&B singer John Legend hit the stage to perform last night at the BET Awards. Afterwards, he brought out Jhene Aiko to perform her breakout hit "The Worst." Watch John and Jhene's performance after the jump and don't forget to leave your comments.

[Video] Lil Wayne Performs "Believe Me" At BET Awards 2014

In support of his upcoming album The Carter V, Lil Wayne hit the stage last night at the BET Awards to represent Young Money. During his set, Weezy gave his first live performance of new song "Krazy" followed by track "Believe Me." Watch Weezy's performance after the jump and leave your thoughts. 

[Video] Pharrell Brings Out Missy Elliott On Stage At BET Awards 2014

Last night, Pharrell Williams kicked off this year's BET Awards at the Nokia Theatre with his single "Come Get It Bae." Afterwards, he surprised the audience by bringing out Missy Elliott for "Pass The Dutch." Watch Pharrell's stage performance after the jump and don't forget to leave your comments. 

Sunday, June 29, 2014

[Video] Common "Nobody's Smiling" Artwork & Tracklist

Less than a month away, Common is set to release his highly anticipated 'Nobody's Smiling' album on Def Jam/Artium Records. While we wait, Common provides us with the tracklist and artwork of his upcoming project and it include contribution from Lil Herb, Dreezy, Big Sean, Jhene Aiko, and more.

Also, after the jump, catch Common in a small video explaining the concept behind his album cover and how Chicago's ongoing violence inspired it. Nobody's Smiling drops on July 22nd. 

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Soul legend Bobby Womack Passes At Age 70

Soul legend Bobby Womack, best known for hits "If You Think You're Lonely Now," "Harry Hippie," and "Across 110 Street" has passed away. The news broke yesterday on Friday (6/27) after a rep for Womack's label, XL Records, confirmed his passing but its said to be no cause of death at this time. 

Womack was 70-years-old

[New Music] Lil Wayne "Krazy"

After releasing a sneak peek earlier this week for Weezy Wednesdays, Lil Wayne drops his third offering from his highly anticipated album Carter V. Its called "Krazy" and its produced by Infamous. 

Friday, June 27, 2014

[Video] Jay Z & Beyonce "On The Run" Rehearsals

Now that On The Run tour is currently underway, Jay Z and Beyonce takes us behind the scene in their latest promo and shows us how it all came together during rehearsal. Watch video after the jump and don't forget to click [here] to see when the On The Run tour is set to hit your neck of the woods. 

Thursday, June 26, 2014

[New Video] Sevyn Streeter "B.A.N.S."

Heartbroken and dealing with relationship issues, R&B crooner Sevyn Streeter delivers her brand new visual, "B.A.N.S." It co-stars radio host Angela Yee and actor Mack Wilds as her cheating boyfriend, who happens to get his side chick pregnant. Watch after the jump. Call Me Crazy But... in stores. 

[New Video] August Alsina "FML" feat Pusha T

Displaying a harsh view of reality, R&B singer August Alsina releases his latest new visual for "FML." It directed by Payne Lindsey and it features Pusha T. Watch after the jump. Testimony in stores. 

[New Video] G Count "Dat N****" feat Lil Durk & Lil Herb

Ridin' round in that white thang in his hometown Chicago, G Count of L.E.P. New Regime releases his latest new video. Its called "Dat N****" and it features his fellow Chicagoans Lil Durk and Lil Herb. 

Check out Count's new video after the jump and don't forget to leave your thoughts and comments. 

[Video] Jay Z & Beyonce Kick Off 'On The Run Tour' In Miami

Man, the summer just got hotter! Superstar couple Beyonce and Jay Z officially kicked off their highly anticipated On The Run Tour in Miami, last night. The event took place at Sun Life Stadium with Mr. and Mrs. Carter running through a long list of their individual and collaborative hits together. After the jump, check out J+B opening up the show with their single "03 Bonnie & Clyde." 

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

[New Music] Young Scooter "Bag It Up" feat Future

Taking it back to the streets, Young Scooter releases his latest offering of today called "Bag It Up." It features Freebandz members Future Hendrix & Casino and its ready below. 80's Baby coming soon.


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

[Video] R Kelly Addresses Transgender Child Report

This past weekend, R Kelly stopped in his hometown Chicago to perform at WGCI's Summer Jam at the United Center and after his performance, Kellz stopped to talk with the Morning Riot for an post interview. During their discussion, Kellz addressed the rumors about his child being a transgender and why he hasn't responded to the reports sooner. He also talks about being relevant in the music industry, the violence his hometown, and Carmelo Anthony possibly coming to the Chicago Bulls. 

Watch WGCI interview with R Kelly after the jump and don't forget to leave your thoughts/comments.

[Video] Trey Songz Talk New Album, Putting Beefs Behind & More With Power 92 In Chicago

In support of his forthcoming album Trigga, which drops on July 1st, R&B singer Trey Songz stopped in Chicago, last night (6/23), to hang out with Power 92 and its loyal listeners for an exclusive meet-n-greet at Sawtooth. It was presented by Hennessy and it was hosted by Power 92's Tone Kapone.

During the event, fans and invited guests got the opportunity to mix and mingle with each other, while watching Tone Kapone interview Trey Songz. Afterwards, fans got the chance to interact and take pictures with Trey, before leaving the building. Check out exclusive pictures and video after the jump.

[Photos] R Kelly, Trey Songz, Jennifer Hudson, & More Rock WGCI's Summer Jam 2014

Chicago's number #1 urban station 107.5 WGCI kicked off their Summer Jam concert series, this past weekend, with some of the biggest names in music. The event took place at the City's United Center and the place was packed with loud screaming fans, showing love for their favorite artists.

Kicking off the show, Chicago's own "Bop Kings" Dlow and Stunt Taylor hit the stage to perform their latest singles to get the crowd hyped, followed by performances from K Camp and Ty Dolla $ign.

Next in the show, the "King of Memphis" Yo Gotti hit the stage to give the audience a hard rocking performance with his taste of the streets, while Jennifer Hudson followed and smooth things out with her latest single produced by Timbaland called "Walk It Out."

Later, the "King of R&B" R Kelly took center stage and lets just say the rest was history. Kellz made sure he gave his hometown exactly what they wanted, singing nothing but hits. He took the crowd on a journey with classic from his 12 Play album all the way up to his latest album, Black Panties.

Ending the night off, Roc Nation's very own J Cole hit the stage with his live band followed by Trey Songz, who had the ladies standing on their feet screaming and calling out his name. 

Photos Credit: D. Salter for in partnership with Clear Channels 107.5 WGCI.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

[Video] Dave Chappelle Brings Out Kanye West At Radio City Music Hall

After a ten year hiatus, Comedian Dave Chappelle returned back to Radio City Music Hall, in NY, for a comeback show this past weekend. During his set, Chappelle brought out Kanye West to surprise the audience with a performance, which he sung "New Slaves," "Jesus Walks," and "Gold Digger." 

Check out Kanye's performance after the jump and don't forget to leave your thoughts and comments.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

[Video] Mila J Talks Jhene Aiko, Working With Prince, New Single & More With WGCI's UB Rodriguez

On yesterday (6/20), R&B singer Mila J stopped in Chi City to kick off WGCI's 2014 Summer Jam Weekend with a special performance at The Shrine, but before her show, she stopped by the station to talk with radio personality U.B. Rodriguez. During her visit, Mila spoke on her latest single "Smoke, Drink, Break-Up," being related to breakout star Jhene Aiko, working with Prince, and more. 

Watch Mila J interview with U.B. Rodriguez after the jump and don't forget to leave your comments.

Friday, June 20, 2014

[New Music] Marsha Ambrosius "Stronger" feat Dr. Dre

Premiered first by Beats Music app, R&B songstress Marsha Ambrosius delivers brand new single called "Stronger." It features Dr. Dre and its taken from her upcoming album, Friends & Lovers


WGCI Set To Kick Off 'Summer Jam 2014' With R Kelly, Trey Songz, Jennifer Hudson, & More At United Center

Things are about to heat up in Chi City this weekend. Chicago's number #1 urban station 107.5 WGCI is set to kick off Summer Jam 2014. The event will take place Sunday, June 22 at the United Center and it features the "King of R&B" R Kelly, Trey Songz, Jennifer Hudson, J Cole, Yo Gotti, and more. 

For more info on WGCI's Summer Jam click [here] or check their weekend itinerary after the jump. Also, check out footage of R Kelly performing at WGCI's Morning Riot Anniversary Party, below.

[New Video] Pha'tal "PYFR (Phuck Yo Favorite Rapper)"

Fresh off opening up for Hustlepalooza 2014, Chicago rapper Pha'tal delivers his latest visual directed Dada Creative. Its called "PYFR (Phuck Yo Favorite Rapper)" and its produced by Snapback On The Track. Watch Pha'tal new video up top and don't forget to download his PYFR mixtape here.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Angie Martinez Leaves Hot 97 & Joins Power 105.1

After contributing more than twenty years to hip hop radio, Angie Martinez resigned from New York's Hot 97, yesterday. Before leaving the station, she left her last goodbye on her Instagram page.
"Today I resigned from HOT97. I am grateful to the Emmis family for my time with the company and the immeasurable way that it has shaped my life. We made history together in so many ways and I will cherish those memories and my friendships forever. This was one of the toughest decisions I've ever had to make but ultimately it is time to move on, to grow and to be challenged in new ways. Saying goodbye is always emotional and bitter sweet but I an extremely excited about the future. Thank you HOT97 and most importantly....the listeners... for an unimaginable journey. Today will be my last show ❤️ stay tuned.... Love, angie." 
Meanwhile, rumors has it, Angie could be heading to Power 105.1 in New York. No word yet, tho.

UPDATE: You can put all rumors and speculation to rest, Angie Martinez has officially joined Power 105.1 in NY. Beginning in July, Ang will hold down the afternoon drive from 2 til 6pm, according to RR.

[New Video] Common "Kingdom" feat Vince Staples

Directed by Hype Williams, Common brings focus on the streets of Chicago in his latest visual called "Kingdom." It features Vince Staples and its set to appear on his upcoming album Nobody Smiling, which is executive produce by his longtime friend No ID. 

Watch Common's "Kingdom" video after the jump and don't forget to leave your thoughts/comments.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

[New Video] Michelle Williams "Say Yes" feat Beyonce & Kelly Rowland

Giving it up to the Lord, Michelle Williams delivers her highly-anticipated visual to her latest single, "Say Yes." It features her former bandmates of Destiny Child, Kelly Rowland and Beyonce, and its taken from her upcoming album, Journey To Freedom, which drops later this year. Watch below!

[New Video] T.I. "No Mediocre" feat Iggy Azalea

Surrounding by Brazil's finest women, Rapper T.I. releases his brand new visual "No Mediocre." It features Iggy Azalea and its shot by Director X behind the lens with DJ Mustard on the track, h***. T.I.'s  Paperwork drops in September. Until then, check out the brand new video after the jump.

[New Music] Lupe Fiasco "Next To It" feat Ty Dolla Sign

Premiered by WGCI"s DJ Moondawg, Chicago rapper Lupe Fiasco delivers new music for your ears. Its called "Next To It" and produced by Ty Dolla Sign and Shafiq Husayn. Check out radio rip below.


Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Tony Cartel "Money God" feat King Louie

Fresh off the heels performing on Hustlepalooza 2014, Chicago rapper Tony Cartel delivers new single called "Money God." It features Epic Recording artist King Louie and its produced by DJ L.You can expect to see a visual for the track real soon, but for now, check out the stream/download below.

T.I. Talks Floyd Mayweather, Iggy Azalea success, Family Life, & More

Making his way to New York this morning, T.I. stopped by Hot 97 to talk with Ebro and Rosenberg on the Morning drive. During his studio visit, Tip spoke on his altercation with Floyd Mayweather, Iggy Azalea's new success, and family life. Tip also spoke on his upcoming album "Paper Work" and premiered his new single "No Mediocre" featuring Iggy Azalea. Watch the full interview after the jump.

[New Mixtape] XXL 2014 Freshmen Hosted by DJ Drama

Hitting the streets with banging new music from the 2014 XXL Freshmen Class, DJ Drama delivers another installment of his Gangsta Grillz mixtape with features from Ty Dolla $ign, August Alsina, Lil Durk, Lil Bibby, Vic Mensa, Kevin Gates, Rich Homie Quan and more. Stream below. Press play. 

Monday, June 16, 2014

[New Video] Jennifer Hudson "Walk It Out"

Taking a stroll through her hometown, Chicago, Singer/actress Jennifer Hudson releases her brand new visual for her latest single, "Walk It Out." Its produced by Timbaland and its shot by Director X behind the lens. Check it out after the jump and don't forget to leave your thoughts and comments.

[New Music] Mike Will Made-It "Buy The World" feat Future, Lil Wayne, & Kendrick Lamar

Presented by DJ Envy, Producer Mike Will Made-It is back with a new track called "Buy The World." It features Future, Lil Wayne, and Kendrick Lamar and it taken from his upcoming project "Est. In 1989 (Part. 3)." Check it out below and don't forget to leave your thoughts and comments. Press play.


Jay Z "Jungle" Beats By Dre Commercial

In support of the 2014 World Cup, Jay Z is back on the scene with a revamped version of a Beats by Dre ad. Even though, Jay is not actually in the spot, he still deliver a hot verse to the X Ambassadors & Jamie N Commons track called "Jungle." Check the ad after the jump and leave your comments. 

Sunday, June 15, 2014

[Video] J-Lo Bring Out Iggy Azalea Onstage At 2014 Pepsi Summer Bash In Chicago

Still looking gorgeous and sexy as ever, Superstar singer and dancer Jennifer Lopez stopped in Chi City this past Saturday to headline B96's 2014 Pepsi Summer Bash. The festivities took place in the City's Bridgeview area at Toyota Park and it was packed with a large amount of loud screaming fans.

Hitting the stage, J-Lo captivated the audience with her sexy physics, while singing her high energy songs and also during her performance, she brought out another sexy artist, Iggy Azalea, to join her on stage. The two performed their new collaborative song "Acting Like That," which is taken from J-Lo's upcoming album A.K.A

Check Jennifer's performance after the jump and don't forget to leave your thoughts and comments.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

[Video] Dlow Shuffle Takeover River Oaks Mall In Chicago

In support of kids getting out of school for the summer, "Bop King" D Low, creator of Chicago dance craze "D Low Shuffle," teamed up with the Black McDonald's Operators Association, today, to bring peace in the community with a pop-up concert. The event took place in River Oaks Mall, in Chicago's South Suburbs, and it was packed with kids, parents, and walk-by shoppers to support the cause. 

Taking the stage, D Low turned up the crowd and performed his hit "D Low Shuffle." He also got the kids to dance and participate, while taking pics with the rest of his fans before leaving the building.   

Afterwards, we caught with D Low to talk about his new success and here's what he had to say:
"I mean its overwhelming; I can only dream about this. I use to always dwell on it a lot as a kid and now I'm living out my dream. I mean its a blessing from God and its a moment I'ma cherish for the rest of my life." 
The Chicago rapper also went on to say, he just signed with Atlantic Records as an artist. Check pics and video from this event after the jump and don't forget to leave your thoughts and comments.

Friday, June 13, 2014

[Video] Kevin Hart Cut Costumers Hair At President Obama's Favorite Hair Salon

While promoting their upcoming movie Think Like A Man Too, Actor/comedian Kevin Hart and TV host Terrence J stopped in Chicago, today, for a public meet-n-greet at Hyde Park Hair Salon. The place is famously known for serving Pres. Obama and it was surrounded by a a large amount of fans. 

During their visit at the shop, both celebrities signed autographs and took pictures with fans. They also answered questions from media, while Hart went to work to cut some of the costumers hair. 

Check pics and footage after the jump and don't forget Think Like A Man Too hit theaters June 20. 

Michael Jordan First US Athlete To Become A Billionaire

Who Wants To Be A Billionaire?

Back in May, it was recently reported that legendary producer Dr. Dre had become the first billionaire in hip hop, after selling Beats Electronics to Apple for $3 billion. Now, we have word that NBA legend Michael "Air" Jordan has become the first athlete in the United States to hit the milestone as well. 

In this video (above), FORBES editors Mike Ozanian and Kurt Badenhausen break down the numbers behind MJ's success and explain his billion-dollar business moves in an enlighten discussion. Watch!

Twista's Artwork For New Album "The Dark Horse" Has Been Leaked

While impatiently waiting for his ninth studio album, it seems that someone has leaked the artwork for Twista's upcoming project, The Dark Horse. On yesterday (6/12), the veterans emcee took to social media on the matter and expressed his thoughts with fans. Check out Twista's words below.
"SMH... The artwork + track list has been leaked out!!! What the blogs didn't mention was all the dope features on the album! 
Twista also went on to say, "Darkhorse drops August 12." Check the leaked tracklist after the jump.

[Trailer] Denzel Washington Set To Hit Theaters In 'The Equalizer'

Taking down villains like a knight in shining armor, Oscar winning actor Denzel Washington is set to play a mysterious vigilante in a new upcoming movie. Its called The Equalizer and its scheduled to hit theaters on Sept. 26. Watch sneak peek trailer after the jump, along with new music from Eminem.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

50 Cent Talks Boxing, NBA Finals, & More On ESPN First Take

Stopping by the debate desk before Game 4 of the NBA Finals, Rapper 50 Cent joins Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith on ESPN First Take in South Beach. During his visit, Fif gives his predictions on the Finals and who he thinks will win between Heat and Spurs. He also talks about boxing, new album, and more. Check video after the jump and don't forget to leave your thoughts and comments.

Drake vs. Lil Wayne Tour Dates

Get ready for summer because two of the biggest names in hip hop are about to hit the road together! According to Rap Radar, Lil Wayne and Drake are set to go on a 31 city tour starting in August. The first show will take place in Buffalo, NY and the last show is scheduled for Sept. 27th in Houston, TX.

For more information on dates and locations, check after the jump and tickets are available [here]. 

[Video] Lil Wayne Talks NBA Finals On ESPN First Take

Now that the Spurs are leading the Heat (2-1) in the series, its been a lot of debate to whose gonna come out on top in the NBA Finals. On yesterday (6/11), Rapper Lil Wayne made his way to South Beach to join Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless on ESPN First Take and while visiting the panel, Wayne broke down what happened in Game 3 and why he thinks Lebron and Miami will still come out winning the NBA title. 

Check out Lil Wayne's predictions (above) and don't forget to leave your thoughts and comments.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Kelly Rowland Announces Pregnancy On Instagram

For all of you following the rumors about Kelly Rowland being pregnant, you can now put it all to rest, the cat is out the bag. On yesterday (6/10), the former Destiny's Child singer took to Instagram and confirmed she's pregnant. She shared her big news with fans by posting a photo of her husband's Air Jordan sneakers next to a baby pair of Jordan shoes saying, "I'll be stuntin like my daddy....."

Its also reported, this will be Kelly's first child with her husband/manager, Tim Witherspoon, who just got married this past May in a private ceremony in Costa Rica. Congrats to the couple. 

[New Music] G-Unit "Ordinary"

Continuing to serve the streets with hot remixes, G-Unit deliver their new rendition to Trey Songz and Jeezy's latest collaboration. Its called "Ordinary" and its ready for your enjoyment below. Press play.


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

[New Video] Nicki Minaj "Pills N Potions"

Ever since she dropped "Pills N Potions" a few weeks ago, Nicki Minaj has been making crazy noise with her brand new single. Last week, the female emcee performed the track in front of 50k screaming fans at Hot 97's Summer Jam and this past Friday, she gained more buzz by giving fans a first look at the new visual on GMA. And now, without further adieu, Nicki delivers the full version of the video.

Directed by Diane Martel, Nicki's "Pills N Potions" is packed with effects. It co-stars Game as her love interest and its set to appear on her upcoming album The Pink Print, dropping later this year. 

Watch Nicki's "Pills N Potions" after the jump and don't forget to leave your thoughts and comments.

Monday, June 9, 2014

[New Video] Marsha Ambrosius "Run"

Always known for her strong and bold messages in her music videos, Marsha Ambrosius delivers a new heartfelt visual called "Run." Its taken from her much-anticipated sophomore album Friends & Lovers, which is scheduled to drop later this year on RCA Records. Check out video after the jump.

[Video] T.I. & LL Cool J Join Hugh Jackman To Perform On 2014 Tony Awards

Dressed in suit and tie, T.I. and LL Cool J hit up the 2014 Tony Awards, last night. While stepping in the building, the rappers joined Actor Hugh Jackman on stage to entertain the audience and to bust a few rhymes. Afterwards, T.I. took to Instagram to show how excited he was about being on the show.
"Another highlight.... 1st hip-hop performance on the#Tonys wit da og @LLCoolJ & everybody's fav X-Man@theHughJackman #GodisGreat #LifeisGood#NoMatterWhat #Hustlegangovererrrrthang"
Check out the performance after the jump and don't forget to leave your thoughts and comment.

[Video] Jennifer Hudson Performs "Neverland" At 2014 Tony Awards

Captivating the audience with her powerful vocals, R&B songstress Jennifer Hudson performed at the 2014 Tony Awards, last night. While hitting the stage, J Hud sung her new single "Neverland," which is taken from the upcoming musical Finding Neverland

Watch performance after the jump and don't forget to leave your thoughts and comments below.